Welcome to SCOTSS, representing the trading standards service in Scotland.

The Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS), is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC047951). Our members are professional trading standards managers representing every Scottish local authority trading standards service.

The Society liaises with local council colleagues across the UK, and engages with government and others around the operation of the consumer protection landscape, providing leadership and consistency to Scotland's 31 trading standards teams. We aim to educate, coordinate, and support.

SCOTSS also maintains the Approved Trader database which is an online portal to all of Scotland's trading standards run assured trader schemes, try it...it's free!

LOCATIONS

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NEWS

Press article

"The Trading Standards heads of service group, the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) today released results of a retail monitoring project aimed at identifying short weight products and protecting consumers from detriment at a time when finances are stretched, and prices are rising due to inflation.

An investigation by Trading Standards officers in Scotland has found that short weight products may be contributing to the cost of living crisis.

Trading Standards Officers throughout the West of Scotland have been taking part in a retail monitoring project aimed at identifying short weight products and protecting consumers from detriment at a time when finances are stretched, and prices are rising due to inflation.

Officers carried out weight checks on packaged goods at 39 retail outlets, with short weight4 products identified during 17 of these visits. A total of 296 different product lines were checked with 24 (8%) found to contain short weight packs.

SCOTSS Chair, David MacKenzie said:
"Measurement is at the heart of fair trade in goods and is a core issue for Trading Standards teams across Scotland, making sure that consumers get what they pay for and that businesses are weighing and measuring goods accurately. With the current cost of living crisis it is even more important that the processes and systems that should be in place are working properly and consumers get what they pay for"